Gelatin is considered to be one of the NEW super foods, a miracle, magic health supplement.
BUT IS IT? Yes it is! Read more on Cells, Energy production, Health and Wellbeing
However it is NOT new – just forgotten. Gelatin has been used successfully throughout history in the medical world for a variety of reasons as it was readily available and affordable.
Gelatin use has been lost over the years due to increased processing and packaging of food. Food production is now chemical, technical, advanced, quick, fast, NOW! Because of this, food is now chemically created to be better and last longer than the foods of the past, but it does not contain all the goodness of the past.
Today you can buy soup packets, soup in a can, cup of soup (just add water) and other varieties of soup. When Grandma used to make soup, she cooked a chicken, bones and all, after eating the meat for dinner. She then boiled the carcass with some vegies to make “real” chicken soup. The bone carcass is where the Gelatin goodness came from. Now days processing plants strip the chicken, sell the meat and discard the carcass for pet foods. Essentially pets now eat better than us, getting all the goodness from the bones.
Our society predominately eats muscle meats which contains very low amounts of Gelatin (if any at all). The problem with this is that muscle meats are extremely high in the amino acids ‘cysteine’ and ‘tryptophan’ which have anti-metabolic and thyroid suppressing effects leading to degenerative and inflammatory disease states.
Gelatin is a pure source of protein that contains no sugar, fat or cholesterol. Gelatin contains half of the 18 essential amino acids that we need for survival. Gelatin is bioavailable to the body – which means it is easily digestible and readily available. By adding (the missing) Gelatin into your diet it helps to balance the amino acid ratio which lowers cortisol and reduces inflammation.
Gelatin is extracted from bovine skin and connective tissue and is pure collagen. Collagen contains keratin and is essential for supporting elasticity and the integrity of the skin. It tightens the skin and is anti-aging.
Gelatin is an excellent source of protein for physically active people who exercise regularly at the gym or with personal trainers. It increases muscle mass and muscle performance. You can substitute gelatin for whey protein powders as it has no fillers, sugars and chemicals.
Products available for purchase from Gelatin Health – www.gelatinhealth.com.au